Engage Difference–Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry

Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry (DUIM) is a 5-day interactive and engaging program with practical ideas for implementation in your own context. DUIM is for ministry leaders and community members nurturing cultural relevance, understanding, and awareness in their communities. Location: Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre 1 Bethel Rd, Paris, ON N3L 3E3 …
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2022 Festival of Faiths, Sacred Stories: Contemplation and Connection

The 2022 Festival of Faiths, Sacred Stories: Contemplation and Connection, will celebrate the power of narratives to inspire purpose, instill a sense of belonging and define our lives. The festival will investigate old and new stories through the lens of faith and explore how our identities are shaped by associations with religion, culture, politics, heritage …
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History of Global Christianity

This course is an overview of the history of Christianity from the time of the early Church to the present. Considers the development of Christian ideas and institutions within their corresponding social, cultural and political contexts, meets influential Christians, discovers devotional treasures, and encounters the diverse traditions that have shaped and been shaped by the …
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Calvin Symposium on Worship 2023

Join the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship for worship and learning together around topics connected to Christian public worship. This ecumenical conference will   gather together worshipers from across Canada, the US, and beyond  bring together people from a variety of roles in worship and leadership, including pastors, worship planners and leaders, musicians, scholars, students, …
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VST Current Course Listings

Many of the courses in this list are both online and in-person. Unfortunately, there is not a simple way to list all of the online courses.  

Jerusalem Ministry Formation

The Jerusalem Ministry Formation program is a special course designed for people in training for ministry, whether as clergy or lay leaders. The Jerusalem Ministry Formation program is a special course designed for people in training for ministry, whether as clergy or lay leaders. It is both a pilgrimage delving deeply into the places where Christian and Jewish faith is rooted …
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Easter In Jerusalem

pend Holy Week and Easter (Western tradition) with us in 2023. The pilgrimage will be tailored to follow the events of the season and will enable the group to participate in church services to mark the days. The pilgrimage will reflect on Orthodox traditions for Easter too. There will be a three-day (two night) excursion …
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